Tag: hip hop

DMX Checks Into Rehab for Substance Abuse, Cancels Scheduled Shows

Sobriety is an ongoing process and DMX is making sure he faces his challenges head-on. According to Billboard, DMX (born Earl Simmons) has voluntarily checked into a rehab facility following a series of canceled performances, including the Rolling Loud festival in New York City on Sunday and Def Jam’s 35th-anniversary event in Brooklyn on Thursday. […]

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All About the Comeback: Cardi B Wants to Name Her Next Album ‘Tiger Woods’

Cardi B; Tiger WoodsPhoto: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty), Mike Ehrmann (Getty) In a year when Cardi B stayed winning (a Grammy, a BET Award and a Billboard trophy among her victories), it’s obvious she’s good when it comes to the come up. That appears to explain, at least in part, how the rap star came […]

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Snoop Dogg’s Newborn Grandson Dies Just 10 Days After His Birth

Snoop Dogg at an event in Inglewood, Calif., July 15, 2019Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images for Cedars Sinai Sports Spectacular) Snoop Dogg and his family are mourning the death of his infant grandson. Snoop’s son Corde Broadus shared the news on Instagram that his baby, Kai Love, died this week just 10 days after his birth. […]

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DaBaby and Nicki Minaj’s ‘iPHONE’ Will Help You Clean Up Your Love Life

Megan Thee Stallion might be pushing to extend “hot girl summer” into “hot girl fall,” but some of us need time to clean up our love lives. On the Nicki Minaj-featuring “iPHONE,” off DaBaby’s new album, KIRK, the North Carolina rapper has a solution. On the body-swaying chorus, he proclaims he’s simply going to “stay […]

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‘Hot Girl Summer’ Officially Belongs to Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage during Rihanna’s 5th Annual Diamond Ball in New York, Sept. 12, 2019.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for Diamond Ball) Just in time for summer’s end, “Hot Girl” Megan Thee Stallion got her wish and was awarded a trademark for the song title and phrase she made go viral, “Hot Girl […]

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Props to the Old School: LL Cool J and DMX Reportedly Sign New Deals With Def Jam Records

Two-time Grammy Award and NAACP Award winner LL Cool J was the first rap act to release music on Def Jam Records in 1985. Photo: Rob Grabowski (AP) Are they having some kind of Old Timers’ Reunion at Def Jam Records? LL Cool J and DMX—two of hip-hop’s biggest superstars—are reportedly returning the storied rap […]

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It’s Official: Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city Is the Longest-Running Hip-Hop Studio Album in Billboard 200 History

Photo: Santiago Bluguermann (Getty) Kendrick Lamar has made hip-hop history. His 2012 studio album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has appeared on the Billboard 200 chart for the most weeks of any hip-hop studio album ever, pushing Eminem out of that No. 1 spot. As of Sunday, good kid, m.A.A.d city has sat on the Billboard […]

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Pop Up, Guess Who? That’s Right, Cardi B Leads 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards With 10 Nominations

Cardi B performs at the 7th Annual BET Experience on June 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Cardi B don’t need more press, but she’s getting some today! Okurrr! The “Press” artist leads the pack, racking in 10 nominations for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards. She is in the […]

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‘Soulful Vanilla Child’: When Pink Was Black

When I was nine years old, I assumed that Pink was a very light-skinned black woman. It sounds ridiculous now, especially considering Pink’s place in pop history. Her 2001 sophomore album, Missundaztood launched her into superstardom, featuring catchy singles like “Get the Party Started, “Don’t Let Me Get Me,” and “Just Like a Pill” that […]

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A Stampede At Lil Wayne’s Lil Weezyana Fest Led To Reports Of Injuries And Theft

This past weekend, Lil Wayne‘s Lil Weezyana Fest took place at UNO Lakefront Arena with a crowd estimated around 15,000 concertgoers. According to The Times-Picayune’s NOLA.com, a large number of those concertgoers stampeded following Meek Mill‘s set, causing damage to the festival grounds, reports of injuries, and thefts of both cash and alcohol in the […]

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Kanye West Plays ‘Jesus Walks’ And Other Hits At His Chicago Edition Of ‘Sunday Service’

Kanye West returned to his hometown to spread his gospel music. The rapper hosted a Chicago edition of his weekly Sunday Service performance and offered free entry. He entranced the crowd with motivational words and several of his hit songs during the 90-minute event. Though the event was free, attendees required tickets to gain entry. […]

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50 Cent Says He Doesn’t Want Nicki Minaj To Retire From Her Music Career

Last week, Nicki Minaj announced she would be retiring from music in order to start a family in a decision that shocked fans and the music community alike. Some responded with congratulations and others disappointment. Like 50 Cent, who wasn’t too happy about Nicki’s decision. The rapper took to social media, as usual, to share […]

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Check Out A Preview Of UPROXX’s ‘The Masters’ Featuring Producer 88-Keys

If you know anything about producer, rapper, and style icon 88-Keys — aka Charles Misodi Njapa — it’s that the man has stories. From meeting Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip at age 14 to crate-digging with Pete Rock to his lifelong love of Ralph Lauren’s clothes (he’s only worn Polo head-to-toe since ’93), 88-Keys has been […]

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Mustard And Future Plot Out A Bank Heist In Their New ‘Interstate 10’ Video

While on their “Legendary Nights” tour with Meek Mill and Megan Thee Stallion, Mustard and Future have released their second music video together in as many months with “Interstate 10,” the fifth track on Mustard’s latest album, Perfect Ten. The video starts with a flash-forward of cops pursuing Mustard and Future, who are weaving in […]

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Lil Nas X Called Out Kevin Hart For Trying To Gaslight Him About Coming Out On ‘The Shop’

Getty Image Lil Nas X’s historical run at No. 1 on the Hot 100 was made even more historical when he came out as queer while “Old Town Road” continued to dominate the chart earlier this year. Naturally, the subject was raised during Nas’ appearance on the LeBron James talk show, The Shop last night, […]

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Mac Miller’s Alleged Drug Supplier Has Been Arrested For His Involvement In Mac’s Overdose

Getty Image Today, the Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a 23-year-old Hollywood Hills resident named Cameron Pettit for allegedly selling Mac Miller counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl before his death from overdose, according to LA’s Fox affiliate reporter Bill Melugin and other sources. Melugin tweeted a copy of a report from the DEA announcing Pettit’s arrest […]

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Azealia Banks Comes For Lizzo, Adele, Cardi B, And Lil Nas X In A Series Of Bizarre Instagram Posts

Getty Image Oops, Azealia Banks is clout-chasing again. Tuesday, Azealia Banks took to Instagram to post her opinion of fellow female artist Lizzo, while comparing her to Adele and Jasmine Sullivan. Seemingly unprovoked and in the comments section to an unidentified post, Banks engages in a conversation with users posting a series of opinions. First, […]

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Conway The Machine Announces His New Mixtape With The Threatening Single ‘Tito’s Back’

[embedded content] Conway The Machine is back with more of his signature, sinister, street slang on “Tito’s Back,” the lead single from his upcoming mixtape, Look What I Became… along with his Griselda Records cohorts Benny The Butcher and Westside Gunn. The Buffalo, NY rapper and Griselda founder’s new tape offers up a prelude to […]

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